Wow! What an irrelevent, ignorant and offensive statement!
This thread had nothing to do with immigration, and in case you haven't noticed, the vast majority of people in Mexico haven't immigrated.
The fact that you are willing to make you hatred based on one issue, a broad general hatred of Mexicans and a condemnation in unrelated topics is wrong.
Seeing as at least one participant in this thread is a Mexican citizen, your attack a personal one.
COMPLETE SET OF 5 Memin Pinguin $ 6.50 Peso stamps.
These highly controversial stamps commemorate the famous character Memin Pinguin who first appeared in a 1945's comic book. These five stamps depict a boy drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide open eyes. His speech, appearance and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters (emphasis Piffka) in the comic which is still published in Mexico. Though the Mexican government defends the issue of these stamps, they have caused uproar among activists....
Heh, heh, ebrown.
Lash is known to be most anti-racist person here on A2K!
She would never do such, what you wrote there - besides, she knows what she writes, since:
Lash wrote:Unlike a lot of rabid liberal partisans here, I don't get my material from blogs or biased writers. I read the straight news from a few sources.
When this comic character was originated, such a portrayal of blacks was pretty much universal, in both Mexico and the USA. Many people in those days failed to understand the racist overtones; of these, the ones that remember still don't get it. There is a bit of innocence in the not understanding. They can't feel the indignity of such a portrayal, so can't understand a black person's discomfiture. It does not matter that the dialog for this mexican cartoon was sensitive and heartfelt- -the image is derogatory by today's standards. I would not go to Mexico to preach morality, but I would not purchase the stamps, either.
Well, Piffka, I think we're being ignored.
It doesn't matter, 'cause I didn't vote either. Thanks for the info, gal, and glad to see you back.
On the other hand, yes, there are racial issues Mexico has to deal with.
With Mexican indigenous people, on the first place.
Also with blacks and jews.
Even, in a weird sense, with blond people.
And yes, Memín's figure is a caricature no one would (or should) invent today.
The postal stamp was only giving homage to a Classic, comic books that also helped, in their own limited way, in the fight against discrimination.
Finally, let me remember a chapter of Memín's story, back in 1965 or 1966. The school sends their soccer team (Memín is the star) to a tournament in the US. One afternoon after the game, the kids go to a nearby restaurant and Memín is refused service: the whole team angrily leaves the premises. I don't know if this was true in the US South back then, but that's the idea we had about the States.
Any chance of you mentioning how the comic books helped, Fbaezer?